Dysphagia, a difficult diagnosis to swallow

Did you know that the average human swallows 700 times a day?! A process that is seemingly easy, automatic and effortless to most, but for some can be very difficult and even dangerous. People who have difficulties with swallowing can… Continue Reading >

The Value of a Family Dinner-time

The tradition of a sit down family dinner around a dining table is one which has fluctuated over recent years. The abundance of distraction, busyness and technology has for many families meant that traditional dinners have disintegrated into two or… Continue Reading >

Put your own oxygen mask on first

If you have been on a plane recently then you will have heard the airline safety message, “fit your own oxygen mask first before helping others, including children”. Does this sound a bit crazy…….. cruel….. unrealistic….. or down-right sensible?  … Continue Reading >

‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained’ – fostering kids’ independence.

When we see our kids struggling to do an independent task, it can be difficult to watch as they are frustrated and it’s a challenge to resist helping them.  We want our kids to succeed but how can we foster… Continue Reading >

Different strokes for different folks- parenting is no different.

As adults, we often talk to each other about our kids and our own parenting decisions. Some parents overshare, while a few may withdraw. Some may look to each other for advice and sometimes, for validation. Without realising it, we… Continue Reading >

Step Up, Step Back: A Father-Cub Relationship

Written by: Dr Matthew Roberts Website: My Doctor’s Handwriting   As my son was invested into his Cub Scout Pack a few years ago, I found myself standing back a bit from the action. There he stood alongside his fellow rookies,… Continue Reading >

How pets can help your child with divorce

Nobody ever says divorce or separation is easy. Nooo sireee. As all-consuming as it is for adults, for children it is hard in many different ways. That’s why it’s important to help them through in every way we can. And… Continue Reading >

Nutrition for Adults 101

Content written by The Organic Butler  Becoming an adult means that growth and development are done and dusted, but it sure doesn’t mean that it’s ok to ignore the core principles of healthy eating. The fact that there is no net… Continue Reading >